Opening this Weekend
This Weekend’s Box Office Predictions
- Wonder Woman
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
What You Should See
This weekend it’s Wonder Woman vs. Captain Underpants for the major new releases, and y’know what’s kind of sexist? When I hear “Wonder Woman vs. Captain Underpants”, I naturally think of a woman fighting a man, but I don’t know anything about Captain Underpants. I just naturally assumed with the title of “captain” (and that the name references having underpants on the outside of the costume) that Captain Underpants would be a man. It just goes to show you how deeply ingrained and insidious some of our traditional attitudes really are. Anyway, either’s a good choice, Wonder Woman or Captain Underpants, surprisingly so actually given one’s a DCEU movie and one I’ve never heard of until this past week, though I doubt I have to tell you which of these titles is for which type of moviegoer. I guess I should say that seeing Wonder Woman is a little more important if you’re one of those people who associates movie choices with political action. Also, it looks pretty kick ass.
As far as making recommendations for things you might not otherwise have seen goes, The Lovers, showing at the Princess, actually looks really good, and that’s the one I might prioritize since who knows how long it’ll be showing for. For adults only though, and by that I mean introspective types with a wide range of relationship experiences. Strangers on the Earth looks like another strong choice, as do the Canadian 100 Short Stories and Trails in Motion. It’s a weirdly up week for all of the new releases actually. You can’t really go wrong with anything.